Longtime Vatican sex crimes prosecutor to head new appeals board to speed up decisions

January 21, 2015 11:00 AM

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's long-time sex abuse prosecutor has been named to head up a new Vatican board to hear appeals by priests accused of molesting minors.

Bishop Charles Scicluna, currently an auxiliary bishop in his native Malta, will head the panel, which also includes some of the Vatican's most senior and seasoned canon lawyers.

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